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My hoard of obsolete hardware might be useful… one day

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This is not limited to IT stuff only. I had for decades a towel holder meant to be placed on a specific form of heater. For decades I had never the use, all the flats I was in had incompatible heaters. I threw it away. A few months later, I moved to a house were it would have been useful :doh:

My mom uses to say that "objects are mean" - She's absolutely right.

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Data flows post-Brexit: 'Leave it to government to make sure you've got a smooth run in.' Er, OK

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As one of our former miniters said,

"Promises are binding only on those who believe them".

A rare example of a politician being honest.

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Bloodbath as Broadcom slashes through CA Technologies personnel

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Fertilizer Department

also known as PR, spreading loads of BS

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GDPR USA? 'A year ago, hell no ... More people are open to it now' – House Rep says EU-like law may be mulled

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GDPR is a good thing

Among other things, It forced many companies to have a look on the data they store, and a lot of personal data were wiped to conform to the Law. A big enhancement in security: lots of data waiting to be stolen have now vanished.

GDPR isn't perfect - nothing is - but it's a good law, it gives at last some power to the citizens to protect themselves against the invasive actions of greedy corporations.

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European Union divided over tax on digital tech giants as some member states refuse free money

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Re: VAT

YOU would, too, if you could. Right?

No, because I value morality above profit. Avoiding to pay tax is refusing to take one's share of education, defense, infrastructures and so on. Selfishness and greed destroy societies.

A point of view not shared by the corrupt ones who govern us, if they weren't so corrupt they would have closed all these loopholes a long time ago.

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SMBs: We don't want to spoil all of this article, but have you patched, taken away admin rights, made backups yet?

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Education, education and more education

Users are the first line of defense. Technical means are only there to mitigate.

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Macs to Linux fans: Stop right there, Penguinista scum, that's not macOS. Go on, git outta here

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Apple's motto

“Everything in Apple, nothing outside Apple, nothing against Apple"

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Watchdog slams political data slurpers' 'disturbing disregard' for voters' privacy

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Whatever the side the reality is there is a global

... political data slurpers' 'disturbing disregard' for voters ' privacy

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Has science gone too far? Now boffins dream of shining gigantic laser pointer into space to get aliens' attention

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We are here, please exterminate us!

I doubt aliens would be more pacifist than the human kind, I guess they would have gone through the same evolutionary process valuing fight over non-violence. Letting them now there could be valuable resources to pillage does not seem very clever, does it?

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Web Foundation launches internet hippie manifesto: 'We've lost control of our data, it is being used against us'

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Nice example of trolling

... and a clear demonstration of what it's wrong with the Net: people.

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Cisco swings the axe on permanent staff – hundreds laid off worldwide this week

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PR BS makes me puke

“Over the last several years, we have been transforming Cisco to deliver even greater value to our customers "

... So we will reward all the women and men who did that great job by kicking them out.

For sure, PR does not deliver greater value to customers, only greater BS.

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Cyber-crooks think small biz is easy prey. Here's a simple checklist to avoid becoming an easy victim

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The essential part is missing

That one: educate your users, again and again and again - They are the first defense line. Technical solutions can only compensate.

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US Republicans bash UK for tech tax plan

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Re: International norms

"The big mistake that US politicos make"

I doubt it's a mistake. I would rather believe that a part of the not-paid taxes will end in their pockets.

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'Privacy is a human right': Big cheese Sat-Nad lays out Microsoft's stall at Future Decoded

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Re: "Privacy is a human right"

The implicit part of the sentence was "and we don't give a fuck about human rights".

Without mentioning China, see for instance Windows 10 telemetry.

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Worldwide Web wizard Tim Berners-Lee sticks wellington boot into Worldwide Web's giants: Time to break 'em up?

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Social media will be the ultimate proof for A.I that Humanity deserves extermination.

Amazon is another story. It destroys a lot of local businesses alright, but isn't it the same case than cars eradicating horse transports? The worrying point is when Amazon will be a monopoly there won't be any competition anymore.

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Re: Timing

Zuckerberg's grandma being brutally tortured all over Facebook and Mark would nod in approval as the advertising dollars keep coming in

No surprise, Zuckerberg's grandma was a bitch, bitch

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Nikola Tesla's greatest challenge: He could measure electricity but not stupidity

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I know this for a fact because they put portraits of smart people on their banknotes, rather than featuring the usual toffs, millionaires, politicians, blockbuster authors and privileged upper middle class do-gooders.

Before the euro banknotes, the french banknotes where having portraits of French "celebrities" on them, whose names where used as a nicknames for the banknotes. We had the Berlioz, the Debussy, the Quentin de la Tour, the Delacroix, the Montesquieu and the Pascal.... scientists seem to lack popularity.

Also, +1 for Mr Dabbs' list!

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'He must be stopped': Missouri candidate's children tell voters he's basically an asshat

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"We wholeheartedly condemn his comments."

To make such a comment, it would suppose having a heart first.

The Republican Party has become a hotbed for racists, white supremacists and similar scum. The "moderate republican" is becoming an urban legend.

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China tells Trump to use a Huawei phone to avoid eavesdroppers

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Are you planning to buy some AR-15s and randomly shoot people at a democratic convention or just make pipe bombs?

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'BMW, Airbus and Siemens' get the Brexit spending shakes

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Re: "Keep calm and carry on"

"Keep calm and carry on", says the man falling from a skyscraper.

Leaving the EU, many UK industries will automatically lose many certifications which enable them for the moment to sell their components to other European industries. Once these certifications gone, the supply chain will be broken, and these European industries will have to find other providers.

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That Saudi oil and gas plant that got hacked. You'll never guess who could... OK, it's Russia

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Vlad the Impaler vs Mr Bone Saw

It will be bloody

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Memo to Microsoft: Windows 10 is broken, and the fixes can't wait

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We will not install any new W10 version at least before waiting for 1 month during which no problem was reported.

Because MS does not listen to users, ever.

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F***=off, Google tells its staff: Any mention of nookie now banned from internal files, URLs

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Looking at this picture, the tourism board has a lot of work to do...

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Forgotten that Chinese spy chip story? We haven't – it's still wrong, Super Micro tells SEC

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"it is possible to scan a motherboard for electromagnetic emissions and identify anything unexpected"

An IR camera would be enough to see any power-dissipating device even if buried into a motherboard.

I doubt this story, adding a chip would be very, very risky and would provide a tangible proof of a black-op.

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European Commission: We've called off the lawyers over Ireland's late collection of Apple back taxes

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Next step: CumEx

Dozens of banks stole literally above €55b of taxpayers money. It's time to get it back.

(I would love to see the culprits being convicted too, but I'm not a naive kid anymore)

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Silent running: Computer sounds are so '90s

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Little Big is so cool...

... and on stage are total craziness. I would suggest anyone over 18 to have a look to their videos (NSFW)

A nice feature on my cheap chinese phone: the possibility to program the moments when it goes to "mute" automatically. It doesn't ring at work anymore, and that's pretty cool because not everyone likes to listen to "Linoleum" (nobody's perfect). I would be pleased if any phone maker adds this functionality, at least the one who made the phone of this poor colleague harassed multi-times a day by his wife....

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UK Home Office admits £200m Emergency Services Network savings 'delayed'

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Why bother?

NHS will get £350m per week in a few months, won't it?

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Google Cloud chief joins Saudi shindig exodus over journalist's worrying disappearance

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MBS

aka The MoBSter

His accomplice, the corrupt Trumpy the Klown, will do whatever necessary to try to cover his traces, he and his family got a lot of money for that.

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Re: Lets face facts

If you mention the Sykes-Picot agreement, it's WW1, not WW2.

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Tech hub blames tech: San Francisco fingers Uber, Lyft rides for its growing traffic headache

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Politics 101

Rule 1: find a scapegoat.

Rule 2: if you can't find one, see rule 1.

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Scanning an Exchange server for a virus that spreads via email? What could go wrong?

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Exchange is Hell

Getting rid of it is good for sysadmins' life expectancy.

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Dating app for Trump loners commits YUGE blunder: It leaks more than the West Wing

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Idiocracy 2050

Is helping these people to reproduce a such good idea?

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As angels, rich dudebros suck: 1 in 5 Y Combinator women tech founders say they were sexually harassed

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Many men should see the movie "The rape of Richard Beck", maybe the less obtuse of them may learn something from it.

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Take my advice: The only safe ID is a fake ID

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"there can be only one"

We found you McLeod, prepare to fight!

How many email addresses do a typical nerd use?

Around 10 in my case, according to their usages.... 2 are related to my real identity.... at least I think it's my real one.... who does really know who (s)he is?

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Russian 'troll factory' firebombed – but still fit to fiddle with our minds

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It's not an attack, it's an homage to Molotov

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I heard about a danish operation to unmask all trolls and make their identity public...it hope they will succeed

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Chinese Super Micro 'spy chip' story gets even more strange as everyone doubles down

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"Bloomberg was misled by some in the intelligence community that wish, for their own reasons, to raise the specter of Chinese interference in the global electronics supply chain. Bloomberg could be accurately reporting an intelligence misinformation campaign."

I bet for that one, without any proof to sustain my opinion, as I don't see any one to sustain's Bloomberg one.

During this time, some people made a lot of money with this story and its consequences, it could be interesting to follow that trail.

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Indiegogo pulls handheld airport pervscanners off crowdfunding platform

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"What a time to be alive"

You mean, compared to the times when random women were burnt for witchery, when the plague was killing one on three or when all men between 17 and 50 were sent as cattle to the Front?

IMHO, our times are not so bad to be lived, aren't they?

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Google now minus Google Plus: Social mini-network faces axe in data leak bug drama

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Google is a Martial Art Master

"Use your weaknesses as strengths"

A so-called social network down is always a good news for the Human Kind, even if the latter doesn't deserve it.

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Microsoft yanks the document-destroying Windows 10 October 2018 Update

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"Too much "fun" and ninja cat and not enough hard graft and data."

An accute description to describe what will be the future of public media, whatever they are

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On the seventh anniversary of Steve Jobs' death, we give you 7 times he served humanity and acted as an example to others

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Logical

If Big Brother is God, his architect should be a saint.

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Super Micro China super spy chip super scandal: US Homeland Security, UK spies back Amazon, Apple denials

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Spook, spooky and spookier

Allegations of all actors are meaningless car could be all part of a manipulation operation, coming from different origins.

For the moment, the winners of this story is clearly the US: Chinese firms are covered with shit, something that fits Trump's agenda.

Wait and prepare not to see anything valuable.

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Day two – and Windows 10 October 2018 Update trips over Intel audio

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Re: You remaining folk that still run Windows...

What in all that is holy is 'kernel panic'???

The pinguinista version of BSOD.

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Re: You remaining folk that still run Windows...

Having constant 'kernel panic' after trying to update a CentOS6, I feel the irony...

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Where can I hide this mic? I know, shove it down my urethra

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Bromide for Mr. Dabbs please!

And a lot of it, now! ^^

In fact, gents, we might be able to pack an entire smartphone in our schlongs

I would suggest using the vibrating mode, ringing schlongs may be not very well considered.

And now for something completely similar

small is beautiful

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Decoding the Chinese Super Micro super spy-chip super-scandal: What do we know – and who is telling the truth?

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A component inside PCB layers...

... would be possible to implement but would have to be thermally very innovative: an active device like this one dissipating power into a sandwich of low-conductive fiber-glass panel would require some copper nearby or at least vias to evacuate the heat, making it more visible.

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Iron Mike Pence blasts Google for its censor-happy Dragonfly Chinese search engine

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Bing!

Google is blocked in China, Microsoft isn't. Does Bing incorporate the filters the chinese government wants?

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The fur is not gonna fly: Uncle Sam charges seven Russians with Fancy Bear hack sprees

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Largely pointless?

I don't think so.

- these seven guys will have to have a lower profile now

- it clearly shows Russia is actively cyber-attacking western countries

- those different stories show two constant attack angles: spear-phishing and wifi. These are interesting data for IT security.

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Dutch cheesed off with Russians, expel four suspects over chemical weapons Wi-Fi spying

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Re: Does Russia think anyone believes them?

I wonder if the Russian government actually thinks anyone believes their denials on poisoning former spies or hacking

Russians do through carefully selected and crafted information pushed to them, and it's all that matters for Putin and al.

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Congrats to the Dutch Intelligence

and to the other services who tipped them.

There's no doubt Russia is hostile. What is new is that since Trumpy the Klown won the US election with a minority of votes, Russia feels free to attack Western countries without the usual precautions. Now that the US and the US-NATO relation are weak, Putin take advantage of the situation.

It's time to slap his hand and show him he went too far.

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